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Add a Lean-to Garden Building to Your House


A lean-to garden room is a wonderful way to add some space for the outside that provides a comfortable amount of cover. This can also give you a living or working area with a high amount of sun, something our customers in the UK greatly appreciate.

A lean-to garden room has the benefit of not requiring any planning permission. As with all of our buildings, they are also of an extremely high quality and are available in a range of wooden designs.

Our garden buildings are suitable for a variety of activities. Garden rooms are a familiar sight in many areas and people use them for the following common reasons:

  • Working areas: Garden offices provide a workspace that is away from the domestic setting. With people increasingly working remotely this is a common use.
  • Lounges and summer houses: An outside lounge and relaxation space is beneficial for an alternative or additional living area. They can be perfect for a smaller television room or as a reading area.
  • Sun rooms: Light and brightness is at a premium in the UK, and there are lots of lean-to designs that maximise the amount of light from the outside and create very bright, airy spaces
  • Conservatories and greenhouses: Many people enjoy growing their plants or flowers. A well-placed lean-to can create the perfect environment for growing many plants throughout the year.

A garden room with a lean-to design is a great choice for people looking for an alternative to an extension on their house. You should contact us today to find out more about pricing and get your project underway.

Some of our garden room designs

What exactly is a lean-to?

A lean-to is a building with a sloping roof. They get their name because many designs attach to an existing building and the rafters of the roof lean against the other wall. However, there are also free-standing lean-to structures

Some people use a lean-to as an addition to a building, for example as a shed. Modern lean-tos can be large enough to incorporate furniture for use as a garden room or another use. It is possible to kit out lean-to’s with power and internet connectivity.

Historically people have made use of lean-to’s for simple shelter, to cover external areas including stairs or entrances and as sleeping areas for fishing or hunting trips.

When is a lean-to garden room better than a freestanding design?

Lean-tos look as though they are leaning on the side of your house. They create a very compact and space-saving addition for a building. People with smaller garden areas find our lean-to designs fit well within their available space.

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Attaches to your main building

The fact that our lean-tos will usually attach to the outside of the building is something that customers find appealing. It creates a sense of freedom and flexibility and comes with many options for customisation.

By having the lean-to on the house itself there is a possibility for a mixed-use area. For example, it may be useful as a sun room in the winter and a conservatory in the summer.

Many free-standing garden rooms are further from the main house. Lean-tos provide more direct access and may cover external doors for an experience that brings the outside inside.

Cheap costs

Lean-to’s are good for people on a budget. Freestanding summer houses and garden buildings are more time-consuming and require different materials to build. They have a simpler construction method than a free-standing garden room, which can make them easier to construct and saves on costs.

They are also much cheaper to build than a more traditional extension. Extension rooms will usually use materials including bricks and cinder blocks, as they are more directly a part of the main house, so are much more expensive.

High levels of light and brightness

Lean-to’s can let in a high amount of sun, something many people in the UK enjoy. In winter a lean-to can provide a feeling of being outside without the cold temperatures.

Designs typically include a large number of windows to let light in, and the doors may feature extensive glass to let further light and sun. These can open and close for even more flexibility of light. Some will also feature a glass roof.

A full-service construction

We take care of delivery and installation from start to finish. Some people choose to use a kit to build their lean-to, but you may find it a little intimidating to construct a building yourself, but our expert team are there to assist you all the way. This level of service gives us many happy customers.

Lean-to garden room designs and installation

Begin the process of building your lean-to garden room, or any other type of building, by calling us today or requesting a callback.

We are a family-run business and have experience dating back to the company’s early days in 2003. We have a passion for animals and horses but are always ready to tailor our buildings to the individual needs of our clientele.

If you’re still not sure what building is best for you, please request a brochure or take a look at our blog for more ideas and information.

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  • Dear Sarah l am really pleased with it and have already given your details to someone who stopped and asked me about it. I can't fault the lads who put it up. Best wishes, Pam

    Pam Brooke from Dorset - Received 25th April 2018
  • Dear Sarah. I would like to thank you all for such quality service. From my first contact with Natasha and Tobias to the shelter being delivered and erected by Mark and (I think John)? They were all very helpful and friendly. We are very pleased with shelter as are the donkeys and Shetland’s who now can get out of the weather. I have already passed on your details to a friend who saw it and was impressed, so hopefully she will be contacting you soon. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Kind regards.

    Mary Green from Dorset - Received 29th December 2016
  • Dear Sarah and Natasha, Just to let you know that our horses are now as pleased with the beautiful mobile shelter from Prime Stables as we are – it took them a little while to get used to it especially as the sweet chestnut tree behind it is currently bombing the roof with chestnuts! Thank you all, including the guys who built it and put it up for us. With best wishes, Laria

    Laria Warwick from East Sussex - Received 1st April 2017
  • Dear Sarah. The shelter is being much appreciated by the alpacas and me too when it`s pouring with rain! I said to the guys that I would take some photos of the shelter when the weather is better so will do so when suitable. I don`t do Facebook so can`t respond to your request in that way but thank you for a very nice shelter which looks good and robust and please thank `your boys` again for their work in erecting it and hope they got back safely. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who needed a shelter/stable. With best wishes, Katie

    Katie Franks from Devon - Received 3rd February 2018
  • Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for another fabulous field shelter. My cows love them! Your installation teams have been brilliant on each visit. Kind regards Fizz

    Fizz Carter from Hampshire - Received 5th September 2016
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